Seat’s updated Ibiza Cupra range is now available in British showrooms, with prices starting from £18,100.
The new-look flagship Ibiza is only available in SC form (Sports Coupe) and in two different versions, the Cupra and the Cupra Black, which commands an £800 premium.
Performance-wise, we’re looking at a 192 PS 1.8-liter TSI turbocharged petrol engine, capable of 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint times of 6.7 seconds – quicker and more powerful overall than the old supercharged 1.4-liter car.
UK Customers can expect solid equipment levels across the board, with the standard Cupra featuring 17″ ‘Barcino’ alloys, auto lights and wipers, XDS electronic differential lock, front sports seats, electrically adjustable, heated and folding door mirrors, plus climate control and cruise control. Outside, Seat’s entry-level Cupra model comes with bi-xenon lamps with cornering lights, as well as LED daytime running lights at the front and LED rear lights.
The Spanish automaker is expecting the Cupra Black to be their best selling trim version in the UK, as it costs £800 more than the standard car yet offers around £1,000 worth of extra equipment – black alloys with red brake calipers, 6.5″ touchscreen sat-nav system with 3D map display, voice recognition and two SD card slots.
Buyers looking for even more gear can opt for the Seat Sound system which offers 6 speakers, a boot-mounted subwoofer and an amplifier for £155. Cabin ambiance can also be improved by the Alcantara upholstery, worth £400, a panoramic glass sunroof priced at £495, as well as ambient interior lighting for only £60.